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Types of Grants

Development Grants

Documentary Africa will support promising African documentary film makers right from the story development stage.

Production Grants

Production grants support the actual shooting and recording of documentary film content

Post Production Grants

Documentary Africa will support filmmakers in finishing their documentary projects. This stage involves any process after production that leads to the creation of the actual final copy.

Emergency Grants

Serious risks are sometime realized, and the resultant dangers or challenges faced can be significant, imminent and require immediate interventions which may be beyond what has been budgeted for.

Selection Criteria

DocA will consider independent documentary filmmakers working in the following forms:

  • Short Documentary Films
  • Documentary Series
  • Feature-Length Documentary Films

Submission

The applications should be submitted by either the producer or the director.

Experience

Candidates are required to have directed, or produced at least one short or feature film.

Track record

Selected applicants should have a track record of pursuing and successfully completing independent projects

Culture

Applicants will be subjected to a transparent Cultural Test

Previous/ Current Grants

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CONTENT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 10 2019
Call for Applications: Content Development Grant Documentary Africa supports the creation of compelling African documentary film projects that strengthen African perspectives and elevate the African voice. To enable documentary filmmakers in Africa to produce quality films.
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